Round Table Talk on Business in Craft
April 28, 2018
10am – 2pm
Erica Moody Home/Studio
$20 – Includes lunch
Membership Requirement: MCA Membership Required. Click here for MCA membership information
To achieve success marked by creative satisfaction, financial stability, and quality of life, it’s imperative that professional craft artists take a serious responsibility to the business side of our craft. MCA members are invited to participate in an artist community conversation hosted by MCA member and metalsmith Erica Moody in Waldoboro. This craft artist community discussion with peers is an opportunity to exchange ideas to foster increased growth and security for our unique careers, sharing creative ideas and tips for managing the various facets, such as financial, assistants, marketing, time structures, and last but most definitely not least, life/work balance. The discussion will make use of, and share, the resources and knowledge we hold among us and is designed to be more organic and conversation-based.
Lunch will be provided from local European Deli, Morse’s Sauerkraut.
Host: Erica Moody – Bio
Erica has been working professionally as a metal craftsman for or 23 years, with the last 17 years running her business Magma Metalworks, Inc., which provides a range of custom metalwork commissions to architects and designers, such as furniture and hardware. In 2016 she started a line of personal work, marketed under her name, in small metal serving utensils. She balances the studio work with private and guest instruction at colleges, and workshops at craft, furniture, and boat building schools. Erica lives off her craft, although without clear business resources around the field, managing the trade as a business is a constant steep learning curve, but not without many lessons learned along the way, and sure of many more to come. She lives and works in Waldoboro, Maine.